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Peer Advising

Department of Psychology

Kamal Gindy Peer Advising

Peer advising is a friendly resource for psychology majors and psychology minors to get answers to their questions about classes, scheduling, graduate school preparation, and the benefits of being a psychology major. Stop by and meet us. We are located in Bohannon Hall room 322.  Advisors are willing to meet with you on campus or by email if needed. Please feel free to walk in and ask for one of the peer advisors. We’ll be glad to answer your questions or help you to find resources around campus to answer them.

Peer advisors can help you through the roller coaster ride of college experience by helping with questions about your classes, clubs and activities, Graduation Planner, APAS report, and more! 

Meet the 2019-2020 Peer Advisors

Visit this website for the complete biographies of our Peer Advisors!

Spring 2020 Peer Advisors group 

Spring 2020 Peer Advisors group 2 

Spring 2020 Peer Advisors Ramich

Peer Advising office hours.  You don't need an appointment, just walk-in!

Monday: 9am-3pm
Tuesday: 9am-12pm
Wednesday: 9am-3pm
Thursday: 11am-2pm

Contact Us!

Peer Advising Office: 322 Bohannon Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Peer Advisors Help Me?

  • By providing scheduling and class information
  • By sharing knowledge of opportunities available in the psychology program
  • Through helping you to understand the requirements of a psychology major or minor
  • By providing assistance in goal setting
  • With referrals to faculty in your area of interest
  • By providing tutoring in psychology subjects
  • By being a confidential advocate to help you succeed

Where can I locate the peer advisors?

  • Located in Bohannon Hall room 322.
  • Peer advisors are available to meet at the times listed above on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Peer advisors may be reached by email at
  • The phone number for the Peer Advising Office is 218- 726- 6215
  • Ryan Hjelle is the faculty

How Can I Become a Peer Advisor?
  • You will need to complete an application including references
  • You need Junior or Senior status
  • You need to be willing to help others through advising and tutoring as needed during office hours.
  • Three hours per week of effort are required for each credit. (This includes two office hours per week and one additional hour for the biweekly meeting, or recruitment of advisees prior to registration).
  • You need to be willing to attend training sessions and biweekly meeting at 11:00am on Tuesdays.
  • You will need to sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • You will need a permission number to add Psy 3991-001 to your class schedule.

What are the benefits of being a peer advisor?

  • You have Interaction with faculty, student affairs personnel, and peers.
  • You have opportunities to practice helping skills.
  • You gain increased knowledge of the psychology program and graduation requirements.
  • You can sign up for 1 credits in a semester under Psy 3991 (4 credits maximum will count toward graduation)
  • You gain applied psychology experience and an understanding of advising procedures.